On Tuesday, AppPresser shook things up by making mobile app development accessible to everyone by launching the first mobile app development framework for WordPress.
Their theme and extensions allow developers to create app-like features for sites and utilize device hardware like the camera, geolocation, push notifications, and contacts. There is also an extension that supports all WooCommerce features for an app.
Early reactions on Twitter have been very positive.
— BobWP (@bobWP) January 7, 2014
— Christian Cook (@Cookie_Cookson) January 9, 2014
The pricing model is not one-size fits all. The theme costs $99. Extensions are available a la cart on a three-tiered system: single app license, up to 5 licenses, or up to 25 licenses. There are also two bundle options. The eCommerce Bundle includes the AppTheme and three extensions and is also available using the three-tiered system, starting at $249 for a single license. The Agency Bundle provides unlimited access to all themes and extensions for one year and costs $499. AppPresser has mentioned on Twitter that they are sending out discount codes to their email list.
I just bought unlimited mobile apps from @apppresser before they realized that their price is too cheap! Go now! Or you can’t blame me later.
— Chris Lema (@chrislema) January 8, 2014
AppPresser also provides a service where they will package and submit apps to iTunes and GooglePlay. For $299 they’ll generate the certificates, build the app files using Phonegap, and submit. Of course they don’t guarantee that apps will be approved.
Will you be using AppPresser to build a mobile app?
Suzy Brannon started her career writing for TechTV and
CNET. She has worked as a product manager for numerous sites, and is an avid baker.